Grief And Change
Grief can feel like the right thing to do. We can get used to grief until it begins to feel “normal;” and normal is comfortable! So, as hard as GRIEF is, CHANGE is harder. True comfort will mean change of position and perspective and change of heart. One of the original meanings of “shall be comforted” is 1) to call to one’s side, (Strong/Thayer). As God calls us to His side, we CHANGE positions, moving from our view of the situation to God’s view or moving from our view of self to God’s view of us. 2) “Shall be comforted” also means to speak to, instruct, to encourage, to teach. We CHANGE from debating our cause to hearing the truth. We CHANGE from reacting to feelings to responding to truth.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Healing The Parts To Be Whole“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
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